Ailsa Chang

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Facing Foreclosure, Homeowner Sues "One-Stop Shop"

Thursday, May 14, 2009

One-stop shops are in the spotlight this week. Those are companies that offer prospective home buyers everything from the realtor to the appraisal all under one roof. And here in New York, one one-stop shop has been getting a lot of attention. It’s called United ...


In a Landscape of Predatory Loans, One Homeowner Fights Back

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We’ve heard a lot of stories about predatory lenders and unscrupulous practices in the real estate business. But amid all these stories, one company stands out: it’s called United Homes. They’ve boasted they’ve sold thousands of homes in the poorest sections of New York City ...


You Have the Right to an Attorney, But What About the Quality?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Everyone, no matter how poor, has a right to a quality lawyer. That’s what the Supreme Court said in 1963. But staggering caseloads for public defenders in New York and other cities have made it almost impossible to provide quality representation for people who can’t ...

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NY Senators Urge Repeal of Federal Gun Records Policy

Monday, April 20, 2009

New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are calling for the repeal of federal laws that they say hamper efforts to investigate gun crimes.

When she served in the House, Gillibrand usually voted in favor of gun rights, but she says her views have evolved ...


East Harlem Tenants Protest Against Eviction Notice

Monday, April 20, 2009

El Barrio is "not for sale." So chanted protesters who gathered to resist a landlord's attempt to evict tenants in East Harlem. The eviction is set to take place by May 31st.

Housing advocate Juan Haro says this is the latest example of another building in ...


New Yorkers Take Advantage of Free Tax Help

Sunday, April 12, 2009

With the April 15th tax deadline quickly approaching, many New Yorkers are spending this Easter and Passover weekend doing their taxes.

REPORTER: Long lines have been forming at the Taxpayer Assistance Center in the IRS building in lower Manhattan, where people can ask tax questions in ...


The South Bronx Sounds Off on the MTA Bailout

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Legislative leaders broke for the Passover and Easter Holidays with no transit deal. One of the loudest voices opposing any bridge tolls has been State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. But two thirds of the households in his district don't own cars. WNYC’s Ailsa Chang spent ...


The Wheels on the B23 Go 'Round and 'Round -- But for How Much Longer?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

by Ailsa Chang

If the MTA doesn’t get its bailout package from Albany, the B23 bus line in Brooklyn may get cut.

>>B23 Faces the Axe in MTA Crisis


On the Other Side of 25,000 Evictions

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Everyday we’re hearing about foreclosures and evictions, about people getting tossed out of their homes during this economic crisis. In New York City, there is a band of 48 marshals who evict people for a living. They do more than 25,000 evictions a year. You ...

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B23 Faces the Axe in MTA Crisis

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

If the MTA doesn’t get its bailout package from Albany, at least 24 bus lines will be totally cut by the end of spring. One of those is the B23 in Brooklyn, which winds from Borough Park into Flatbush. WNYC’s Ailsa Chang spent a good ...


125,000 in NYC Lose Jobs in Last Six Months

Thursday, March 05, 2009

More than 125,000 New Yorkers lost their jobs in the last half year. That's according to the latest state labor department figures. The unemployment rate saw the largest two-month increase in two decades. Almost 4000 job-seekers were feeling those numbers today, at a job fair ...